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City of Milpitas Strategic Planning Process June

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June 2013 – December 2015 PDC worked with the City of Milpitas to assist in the development of the City’s first-ever Strategic Plan. This multi-year project unfolded over four phases where city workers, city commission members, the chamber of commerce, the school district, faith based organizations, community organizations, and residents were asked to contribute input. […]

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San Bruno Community Foundation Listening Campaign

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April 2015 – June 2015 PDC was hired by the San Bruno Community Foundation to conduct a Community Engagement and Listening Campaign as a first step in the Foundation’s strategic planning process to determine how to effectively use the PG&E restitution funds to benefit the entire San Bruno community over the long term. This fast […]

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Santa Clara Levi’s Stadium Community Engagement

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December 2017 – present PDC is currently working with the City of Santa Clara and the Santa Clara Stadium Authority to conduct a transparent and comprehensive engagement process to hear the community’s views on a variety of issues related to Levi’s Stadium. PDC is currently conducting community interviews, focus groups, community meetings, and utilizing an […]

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Testimonials

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“PDC’S skillful listening and clarifying helped define the process into something custom made for the Center… people learn to listen to others when they know that they are really respected and heard… This experience stays with people and the effect has rippled through our community.” –Diane Snow Senior Center Director, Cupertino, California Cupertino Community Project […]

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San Jose State University, San Francisco State University, Skyline College, Fielding University, Kansas State University

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The PDC is dedicated to training students in dialogue, deliberation, and facilitation skills in classes and workshops at various educational institutions where we work. Students who are trained in these skill sets then facilitate campus and community forums on a variety of issues including diversity appreciation, student success and college completion, environmental sustainability, food security, […]

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City of San Carlos Transit Village

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The PDC worked with the City of San Carlos and three stakeholder groups to design and facilitate a series of meetings about a proposed, multi-use transit village in the City. In addition to the City, stakeholders included the developer (Legacy Partners), the public agency landowner (samTrans), and the members of a neighborhood association most effected […]

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Community Workshop City of Cupertino Civic Center Master Plan

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September 2013 – October 2014. PDC worked with Perkins + Will, an internationally renowned urban design firm, to help design and facilitate public engagement and outreach for the Civic Center Master Plan. Through this three phase, year long process, stakeholder groups and members of the Cupertino community provided ideas and feedback on concept design options […]

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Milpitas Chamber of Commerce Focus Group and Interviews

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May 15th – 22nd, 2014

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Cupertino Civic Center Master Plan Stakeholder Meeting

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May 14th 2014

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Skyline College Diversity Dialogues and Tim Wise Lecture

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April 15th – 24th, 2014

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